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The Sound of Ideas

The Middle Class Left Behind

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

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Across the nation, the economy is growing. There's no doubt about that. The problem is, it may be leaving more than few middle class families behind. Studies and analysis by the Akron Beacon Journal suggest if you adjust for inflation, young middle class workers take home less per hour than they did 34 years ago. So, where's the wealth going? Check the pockets of the over-55 set. You're invited to join a conversation about our shrinking paychecks. Tuesday morning at nine.

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Education, Government/Politics, Aging/The Elderly, Community/Human Interest, Housing/Real Estate

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David Knox, staff writer, Beacon Journal
George Zeller, economic research analyst, The Center for Community Solutions
Kay Strong, professor and economist, Bowling Green State University, Firelands College

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